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Research Topics

Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Arctic Frontiers 2013/Programme Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic

Programme Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic, Science Section, Part I, 23 January-25 January 

Wednesday 23 January

Cooperation and Conflict in the High North. A historical perspective.

Sven G. Holtsmark

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway



Arctic Geopolitics in a Global Perspective: From cold periphery to global hotspot?

Paal S. Hilde

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway



U.S. Security and Defense Policy in Northern Europe: Prospects for a Northern Pirouette

Stephen Flanagan

Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA



Is Russia a Revisionist Power in the Arctic?

Aleksandr Sergunin

St. Petersburg State University, Russia



Analysing EU Arctic Policy Process: Actors, Interests and Coherence

Steffen Weber

EU Arctic Institute, Belgium



Japan and the Arctic: Energy Security, Naval Normalization, and Relations with Russia

Alex Calvo

European University, Spain, Birmingham University, UK, UNED (Spanish Open University), Spain



Arctic (Geo)Politics: An Emerging Research Agenda

Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp

Department of Political Economy, King’s College, UK



The Arctic on the UK’s doorstep: Prevention, precaution and preparedness

Duncan Depledge

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, Royal United Services Institute, UK



The Politics of Representation in the Arctic Council: Mediating Internal Interests and External Desires

Valur Ingimundarson

University of Iceland, Iceland



An Arctic Security Community?

Katrin Keil

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Germany, The Arctic Institute, USA



What Role for the Military in a Changing Arctic?

Kristofer Bergh

SIPRI, Sweden



Emergency Response Management in the Arctic - Driver for Cooperation?

Stefan Steinicke

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Germany



Risks and Responsible Management of Arctic Resources

Nils Andreas Masvie

Det Norske Veritas, Norway



Thirsday 24 January


The Geopolitics of Asia’s Growing Interest in Arctic Affairs

Arild Moe

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway



China’s Great Power Ambitions and the Arctic

Njord Wegge

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway



China’s Arctic Research and its Wider Implications

Egill Thor Nielsson

Institute of International Affairs, Iceland, Polar Research Institute of China, China



The Russia-China Relationship – Possible Consequences for the Arctic

Tom Røseth

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway



The New Arctic Reality and the Strategic Environment in Northeast Asia: From Japanese Perspective

Shinji Hyodo

National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan



The Emerging Arctic Strategy of Japan

Fujio Ohnishi

Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Japan



India and the Changing Arctic

Vijay Sakhuja

Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), India, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC), India



The Maritime Tiger: Exploring South Korea’s Interests and Role in the Arctic

Mia Bennett

University of Cambridge, UK, Foreign Policy Association, USA



Asian Stakes and Arctic Governance

Olav Schram Stokke

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway



The Role and Potential of the Arctic Council in Arctic Marine Shipping Governance

Piotr Graczyk

University of Tromsø, Norway



Governance of the Arctic Ocean beyond National Jurisdiction: Cooperative Currents, Restless Sea

David VanderZwaag

Dalhousisie University, Canada



The Adequacy of the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law to the Arctic Ocean

Ingvild Jakobsen

University of Tromsø, Norway



Arctic Security in a Global Context

Helga Haftendorn

Free University of Berlin, Germany



The Jan Mayen Dispute between Iceland and Norway, 1979-1981. A Study in Successful Diplomacy.

Gudni Johannesson

Reykjavík Academy, Iceland



Friday 25 January


Faroe Islands: Hydrocarbon Exploration and its Impact on the Faroese Society

Sigurd Jakupsstov

University of the Faroe islands, Faroe Islands


The Benefits and ‘Costs of Cold’: The United States and Arctic Economics in the 21st Century

Heather Conley

Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA



Developing North American Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas

Andreas Østhagen

The Arctic Institute, USA



Canadian Offshore Drilling Policy: a Study of the Arctic Council’s Soft Power

Marc-Andre Dubois

Stockholm University Department of Political Science, Sweden



Russia’s Arctic Oil and Gas: Petroleum Extraction and Geopolitical Implications

Julia S. P. Loe

Pöyry, Norway



The Delimitation Agreement in the Barents Sea: The Role of Energy, Law and Foreign Policy

Arild Moe

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway



Assessing Soviet/Russian State and Business Interests in the Marine Border Negotiations with Norway

Filimonova Nadezhda

Uppsala University, Sweden



Rosneft and the Russian Arctic Shelf: Corporate Power vs. Development

Jonas Grätz and Ingerid Opdahl

Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway



Gas in the Barents Sea - How can we make it commercial?

Morten Anker

Pöyry, Norway


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